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I Feel Hollow and Empty

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    I'm Dead Inside.

    For a while now I have felt dead inside. I don't feel love for anyone, I don't feel sad, I don't feel happy. It's absolutely empty inside of me.
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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    Brick By Brick

    I've lost my voice, my opinions, my feelings, and seemingly my ability to connect with others. I've had no motivation or muse to write or draw, nothing comes to mind. I try to do creative exercises but it all comes out wrong or ugly and feels so empty and meaningless. Even just...
    Anastrianna Anastrianna 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    Completely

    Everything is the same to me. Food doesn't have a taste. People can't make me smile. I don't know how to handle times like these. Nothing can make me feel. I'm completely indifferent to life. I am nothing. I have no value.
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F Feb 2, 2012

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    Something I Wrote

      She gave you a chance You broke the romance She gave you her love You broke who she was I’d rather die today Than live to see tomorrow Don’t want to wake up Can’t continue the sorrow I’ve had enough Of the fighting, the lies Trying so...
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2009

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    Hollow And Empty

    Hollow and empty,That's how i feelSince you've been gone,Lonely am I,Please come back,I'm so sorry,I let you go. 
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 29, 2011

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    Emptiness... Every once

    and while Emptiness... Its that hole inside your chest Emptiness... Its having that amount of words that are endless Emptiness... When those words can't release the feeling of restless Emptiness... The urge of screaming i am helpless Emptiness... When you search for the meaning...
    XXgirlXX XXgirlXX 26-30, F Aug 11

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    This Says It Much Better

    "Right Where It Belongs" See the animal in his cage that you built Are you sure what side you're on? Better not look him too closely in the eye Are you sure what side of the glass you are on? See the safety of the life you have built Everything where it belongs Feel the...
    UnderTheBridge UnderTheBridge 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2011

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    At Times and Moreso Now.

    Just the enveloping awareness of infinity - there is so much available to choose from and yet; still, the small ledge of the "easy way out"; keeping things as they were years ago, and returning to what I once walked away from. ...the "teeter-totter" of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 15, 2009

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    I Don't Know How to Cope

    I feel such an emptiness inside. This hollowness that haunts my every breath. I don't know what to feel right now...I miss him so much..my precious little boy..He still holds my heart. I want to just scream! I want to cry..do something other then wanting to feel something. He...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    It's Hard To Explain,

    Unless you've felt like this, I guess this will be hard to understand, hard to imagine, hard to feel. The emptiness inside me is something even I don't fully understand let alone know how to express in words. Emptiness is like an iron feather, a dark cloud - it feels so heavy yet...
    FadedMarks FadedMarks 16-17, F 2 Responses May 8, 2011

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    Empty.. and Hollow...

    I feel.. Empty.. No emotion.. Numb.. Speechless..  I want my son back...
    ShallowDreamers ShallowDreamers 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    Breakable

    The only time you can truly understand how this feels like is if you have been there yourself. I feel like I'm about to cave in, there's just nothing on the inside. No emotion, no heart, no soul, no life. Just nothing. It kinda of makes me feel highly breakable, like one strong...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    Empty and Devoid of Direction

    Have you ever felt like you lived someone elses life? That... although you may have sub-consciously known who you are and what you wanted to do with your life... that somehow it had become (or were) the culmination of everyones expectations? That by the time you realised (or...
    weever weever 22-25 1 Response Dec 14, 2008

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    Felt

    I felt hollow and Empty Like the darkness had finally completley covered me I was stuck in the middle of the tunnel Or finally at the bottom of my hole With no way out Just stuck there There was no light at all No sliver linning No the glass was half-empty Not half full No...
    InmemoryofLifelessStar InmemoryofLifelessStar 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    Nothing Inside

    I dunno...it's something that comes back to haunt me every few days - like today. It's very random. Two days ago, I was happy and cheerful and now I feel so...gloomy. It goes away when I'm around people I love and when I'm having fun, but as soon as I'm alone, as soon as my mind...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    Something Is Missing And Always Has Been

    I cannot explain it. Perhaps it is the curse of a young mind that sought out to understand things it was not yet ready for. Or the curse of a soul hunting dark dreams. Whatever the reason, this has been part of who I am since I was young. My mind chose the path before my human...
    ShinimiM1ka ShinimiM1ka 22-25, F Dec 3, 2013

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    I Hit That Wall- Wall Of Darkness

    My life is falling apart, so apart that I ‘m afraid if I can pull it back together. I don’t know what is going on with me, but I feel like everything that I hold for ,everything that I wished for is falling apart. I feel sad; I feel the sadness penetrating its way through me...
    SweetMeg SweetMeg 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Like a soda can so empty,

    of fluids, used up and dry.Maybe I just need to cry,but I really do not know why.If life can drain you of passion,and energy like some tension,in a rubber band that snapped,and you are really handicapped!Why continue on, like a zombie,living but not alive like in a movie?Maybe it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 5, 2013

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    When The Night Comes

    That's pretty much what I feel when it comes to the end of the day. I'm alone and lonely. it feels so empty, so helpless. I'm nobody. Sometimes this emptiness, it hurts so much that I really wanna scream it out loud. But what for? No one is going to listen. All I do is crying...
    Lena04 Lena04 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    Missing

    I feel like a whole part of me is missing that I am not even here sometimes and honestly not part of the earth.    It isn't pleasant either.   Hollow feelings aren't what  i need right now.  i need my birthfamily! 
    kthimm1 kthimm1 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    How?

    How do you leave a path you have walked for a lifetime? Treading the path of loneliness and isolation for as long as you can remember. As familiar as breathing, As sure as your own heartbeat. How do you walk away from that? Is moving on always the best answer? When for a...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 22, 2010

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    A Hotel Room In San Diego

    I hate warm weather, I hate southern California.... so far away from home. I am farther away from myself than I am from anyone else. Is this clinical depression? I don't know..... Maybe I am just dead inside. I put on La Robe a Parasol and the french pulls the blood from my...
    menschfeind menschfeind 26-30 Jul 13, 2010

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    Just Somthing Isnt There

    its like a big whole. the only time i ever expirence it getting full is when im 100% happy. Naomi(one of my three personalitys and voices in my head) said that right now my soul is in a very deep and horrible pain and what its doing is sleeping. and it only wakes up when the...
    LelouchZero LelouchZero 18-21, T Oct 27, 2009

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    Disconnected

    I know where this emptiness comes from: too many years being independent, traveling around, disconnecting from people and never connecting to family. It is all nice and fine, and it is also a very safe approach, but it catches up with you sooner or later. Never having really...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    Hole In My Soul

    I wish that as a Christian, I no longer felt like I have a hole in my soul. But I still do - after years of counselling, men's groups, self help books, etc, etc... It's like there's a hole that lets all the goodness drain back out - whenever I feel love from God, myself, loved...
    gavmac gavmac 46-50, M Aug 22, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I feel so empty and depressed I don't know what to do anymore my moods change so fast but its been weeks and I can't stop feeling this way no matter what I do once I get home by...
    joyismypain37 joyismypain37 16-17, F Aug 3

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    I feel so lost... I have this dream and goal, of becoming a police officer, and serving 1 term in the US Navy... But recently my plans may have been changed both due to me not...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Aug 12

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    I'm broken and alone. Both inside-out. I have friends, but right now they just don't have time for me.. I just need someone. A friend to fill this empty space in my soul. I feel...
    MoonMusicLover22 MoonMusicLover22 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Just the other day I've been advising a friend of mine about how we shouldn't think about life as meaningless cause of that one person who walked away. But why do I feel so empty...
    MoonMusicLover22 MoonMusicLover22 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I feel so empty inside, I've been depressed for so long now, I don't feel anything. I'm just a breathing blob of nothing. i hope one day, I'll wake up one morning and actually like...
    dominiquekillz dominiquekillz 13-15, F Aug 7

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    I'm using a man to get over another man. And I hate myself for it, I hate myself so much but I have no choice. I have been empty for too long, I need something to fill up the space...
    sproetje sproetje 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    :| :( i feel nothing... i feel so empty inside. so pathetic.
    dasosleefi dasosleefi 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    I never thought I would turn out to be like this when I was younger. Incompetent, inadequate, lost soul. I'm not anywhere close to the life stage points I should be. I feel like I...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    When I had the abortion I was married. My husband and I were fighting a lot and was going through a BAD rough patch. I found out I was pregnant and he didn't seem to care, He...
    BamaGirl1112 BamaGirl1112 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Sometimes I get so childish well that happens when I'm sad or gonna leave someone like my friends or when someone I love goes. I feel so empty I just wanna see someone in real life...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F Jul 23

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    I can't be alone , I don't have my boyfriend anymore and I feel so empty , my mums the closest person to me but I'm house sitting my dads place for 2 weeks I've been having panic...
    guessitsjustmexo guessitsjustmexo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    The incredible, deflating loneliness of being at home, with my parents (because I live with them), on a Saturday night. I don't know what I'm doing anymore, but it must be wrong...
    Ereshkigal12 Ereshkigal12 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    It's a hollow feeling... Sometimes I think I'm feeling something but then I evaluate the situation and realize that I SHOULD be feeling like that; but I don't. My brain is saying...
    NearAsFarCanBe NearAsFarCanBe 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Today as i was walking to my house around at night a random stranger walked up to me and started asking me for money, i kept on repeating to him I'm broke i don't have any money...
    AlejandroM AlejandroM 16-17, M 12 hrs ago

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    I hate it. It's the empty hollowness that kills me inside. My demons inside attacking. And it like takes you're sole. Makes it hard to feel anything. I just want it to end. I want...
    Stormymusic599 Stormymusic599 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Well, I was here checking my own profile and thinking about everything I've written, my whole life... my feelings. I'm a depressive person, that's a fact. And almost everyday I'm...
    Allaloneandpoisoned Allaloneandpoisoned 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I can't begin to pour my heart out. If I did Im afraid of what would come rushing to the surface. A fresh mounted wound that never wanted to heal itself, stinging and ripping with...
    isodole isodole 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I miss you. And I don't understand why all this is happening. It's so hard to get up and be happy and smile like my heart isn't aching. I feel like a hollow shell. Like half a...
    FutureGleason FutureGleason 18-21, F Aug 3

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    I just had a fun night--a party with a few friends. I should still be feeling the high of being around people I love, but instead, I feel rather low… Insufficient, even. My...
    laracomn laracomn 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I kind of feel detached emotionally from everything lately. People particularly. Friends. I also kind of feel ill today. I have physical sick feelings but also bad mental feelings...
    Avotica Avotica 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I feel I am missing something from life. I try to fill this empty void with a multitude of distractions but at the end of the day. The same feeling of emptiness. It makes me...
    anom33 anom33 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 27

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    And I’ve got nothing to say I can’t believe I didn’t fall right down on my face (I was confused) Looking everywhere only to find That it’s not the way I had imagined it...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I don't know how to describe it other than saying I feel empty... It feels like none of my friends want to talk to me, this guy who likes me won't respond to me anymore and...
    l3x1l0v3 l3x1l0v3 16-17, F Aug 6

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    I feel as though I am living with an empty void in my chest. A space that lurks inside of me. Everytime I think I am passed it, it hits me. Its like I'll try and take deep calming...
    InMybubble InMybubble 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I had an abortion 4 days ago, and now I just feel empty all the time. I've locked myself and just haven't talked to my roommate or seen any of my friends, I hardly eat. I just want...
    margauxglades margauxglades 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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